[from wikipedia] :
Bon Iver is the stage and recording name of indie folk singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. He independently released his debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago in 2007, the majority of which was recorded while spending four months in a remote cabin in Wisconsin. Vernon still resides in Eau Claire.
Vernon’s debut album garnered critical acclaim, with Pitchfork Media giving it an 8.1 rating in an early review, and was picked up by the indie-rock label Jagjaguwar, which re-released it in early 2008. The album will be released in the UK and Europe on 12 May, 2008.
His sincerity is quite compelling and his lyrics enforce it.